[Samba] Server 2012 functional level for Samba v4.6?

Mgr. Peter Tuharsky tuharsky at misbb.sk
Thu Apr 11 07:47:39 UTC 2019

Thank You for the positive news, Andrew.

I just realized, that there will be another source of pressure soon -
Exchange 2019. It demands DFL 2012R2 too (thus Office365 may for some
use cases also get there due to the online Exchange).

Dňa 11. 4. 2019 o 0:18 Andrew Bartlett napísal(a):
> On Wed, 2019-04-10 at 23:17 +0200, Peter Tuharsky via samba wrote:
>> Hallo,
>> there is not much happening on this topic in mailing list, so I hope 
>> there is a base to revive this old thread. I see that Samba is making 
>> great progress, but as usually, it is hard to keep up with Microsoft 
>> changes.
>> So far, Samba supports 2008 R2 DFL, and has only experimental support 
>> for 2012 R2 DFL. However, the demand for DFL 2012 R2 will be rising 
>> considerably I think, since Microsoft ends support of Windows Server 
>> 2008 R2 by january 2020 (thats 9 months). That will leave the 2012 R2 
>> the oldest supported Windows Server version soon, thus probably 
>> generating more user cases where Samba would be desired to support the 
>> DFL 2012 R2.
>> Only thoughts...
>> I know there is huge step between 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 DFL by the means 
>> of engineering needed. Anyway, congratulations for all the good work, 
>> Samba team!
> We are trying to work towards this.  There is considerable engineering
> required, but progress is being made on some of the dependent tasks. 
> See for example:
> https://gitlab.com/samba-team/samba/merge_requests/360
> We would value assistance in this area.
> Thanks,
> Andrew Bartlett

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